Blessing of Water on the Fast of the Catechumens

Sunday, February 2 is the eve of the Fast of the Catechumens. The fast was established by St. Gregory the Illuminator when the Armenian nation became the first to adopt Christianity and is unique to the Armenian Church. The fast begins on Sunday, February 2nd at midnight. On the morning of Wednesday February 5th, the […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Crescenta Valley Church.

Prelate Welcomes L.A. County Commission on Disabilities Commissioner Jack Darakjian

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Jack Darakjian, Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities and Executive Director of Modern Support Services. He was joined by Glendale City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian. In light of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s “Year of Armenian with Special Needs” […]

Prelate Presents “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Emblem to Sam And Sylva Simonian on Behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I at the AEF 70th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Armenian Educational Foundation celebrated its 70th anniversary with a gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This year, the AEF honored longtime AEF board member, sponsor, and volunteer Vahik Petrossian with the Lifetime Service Award, and TUMO Center for Creative Technologies founders Sam and Sylva Simonian with the Lifetime […]

St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas Name Day Celebration

On the weekend of January 25-26, 2020, St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas celebrated its name day with Episcopal Divine Liturgy, blessing of madagh, and the second annual Harissa Festival. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the festivities which began on Saturday evening with the preparation of harissa. Dinner followed at “Koujakian” Hall. Consul […]

Memorial Evening Dedicated to Jacques Hagopian

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, a memorial evening dedicated to poet, educator, and scholar Jacques Hagopian will take place at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by an ad-hoc committee. The program will include a keynote speech by Kevork Bedikian and remarks by Rev. Serop […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will travel to Las Vegas to preside over the name day celebration of St. Garabed Church. The festivities will begin on Saturday evening with the preparation of the “herissa,” for which the Prelate will conduct the blessing of salt. Dinner will follow. On Sunday morning, […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Representatives Pay Annual New Year Visit to the Prelacy

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, representatives of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood, headed by Chairman Avo Kabakchuzyan, paid their annual New Year visit to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian joined in the visit. The visit began with an exchange of New Year well wishes. The guests expressed gratitude to the Prelate for […]

Dr. Lusine Sahakyan Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Dr. Lusine Sahakyan, Associate Professor of Turkic Studies at Yerevan State University, who is in Los Angeles to present two talks on her new book “Hamshen in Armenian Manuscripts.” Dr. Sahakyan was accompanied by Ararat Foundation board member Fred Vartanians. Hamazkayin […]

13th Annual Commemoration of Hrant Dink’s Assassination

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, the 13th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination was commemorated with special events organized by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA). In the afternoon, a wreath-laying ceremony took place at the Armenian Martyrs’ Monument in Montebello, which was followed by requiem prayers for Hrant Dink as well as Sarkis Hatspanian, Sevak […]

St. Garabed Church of Hollywood Name Day Celebration

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the blessing of madagh at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on the occasion of the parish’s name-day. Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian assisted at the altar. Among the faithful in attendance were Central Executive Council member Vahe Yacoubian, […]

Annual Mass Dedicated to the Unborn at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrated its annual Mass dedicated to lives lost to abortion on that day in the County of Los Angeles. The Mass was celebrated by Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. On […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church observed the Feast of St. John the Forerunner, which is also the name day of St. Garabed Churches in Hollywood and Las Vegas. On this occasion, on Sunday, January 19, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing […]

Reading of “Year of Armenians With Special Needs” Pontifical Message in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the “Year of Armenians with Special Needs” Pontifical message of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I was read during Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias as well as in our Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at the Crescenta Valley Church, […]

2020 – Year of Armenians with Special Needs

To the Diocesan Prelates, Ecclesiastical Class of the Great House of Cilicia, Community Leaders and Our Compatriots, From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, […]

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